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  • How Distrust toward Voting Advice Applications May Lower the Quality of Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections
    by Andreas Umland on July 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Kyiv’s main media outlets keep ignoring Ukraine’s new voting advice applications So far, Ukraine’s major newspapers and electronic media have largely ignored the freely available novel Ukrainian voting advice applications (VAAs) designed to help voters to make more informed and rational decisions on 21 July. VAAs are computerized instruments that summarize in circa 15 to 40 statements […] The post How Distrust […]

  • Politics and Plans for State
    by George Paik on July 16, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Secretary of State Pompeo’s July 8 announcement of a new Commission on Unalienable Rights (L), alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Rebuild the State Department, (L) illustrate the domination of foreign policy discourse by politics.  The political process chooses ultimate policymakers, so politics has a proper and large role.  However, foreign policy is what a nation does […] The post Politics and […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on July 15, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    http://www.quiz-maker.com/QS393ZD The post Foreign Affairs Quiz appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh Continues to Deteriorate
    by Rachel Avraham on July 12, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    A recent report in the Times of India claimed that up to 2,447 members of minority communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan were recently granted Indian citizenship.  One of the major reasons why India expedited the process of granting these refugees Indian citizenship is because the plight of minorities in these three countries is horrendous.  […] The post Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh Continues to Deteriorate […]

  • Nostalgia Finally Brings us an EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal
    by Richard Basas on July 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    In the early 2000s, the idea behind many policy approaches were to promote complete and open free trade. An international policy that has come upon much criticism in the wake of several alliances and trade agreements coming apart or being re-designed, the idea of trade agreements have lost some of its luster. The agreement between […] The post Nostalgia Finally Brings us an EU-Mercosur Free Trade Deal appeared first on Foreign Policy […]

  • The Core of American Nationality, the Hole In American Discourse
    by George Paik on July 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Think tanks, academics, now even the politicians, often call America a “creedal nation.”  Most bend the idea to serve partisan arguments. But it has an independent meaning which should inform our discourse and underpin foreign policy, and not be used for polarizing politics. The Declaration of Independence’s “self evident” truths inspire the titles of books that […] The post The Core of American […]

  • A Deep DIVE For New Great Power Competition
    by Robert Matthew Shines on July 9, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    The U.S. must engage in more long-term, strategic thinking in order to compete effectively in the new great power competition with both China and Russia. The post A Deep DIVE For New Great Power Competition appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on July 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm

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  • Transatlantic energy security: beyond Nord Stream 2
    by Dominik P. Jankowski on July 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    There are two major topics in transatlantic relations that constantly hit the headlines: burden sharing and energy security. The latter is best exemplified by Nord Stream 2—a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Russia to Germany while bypassing Ukraine—which has driven a wedge between European and transatlantic unity. If completed, this pipeline would challenge the principle of fair play in the European market, existing […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on July 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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  • On NAFTA and the USMCA
    by FPA Administrator on June 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    As Mexico became the first nation to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, let’s take a look at what NAFTA was and how the USMCA hopes to improve… The post On NAFTA and the USMCA appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Foreign Affairs Quiz
    by FPA Administrator on June 24, 2019 at 2:06 pm

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  • Tactics Over Ideology in International Negotiations
    by Richard Basas on June 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The United States elected their latest President for many reasons, some good, some terrible, but the outcome to the rest of the world was that relations were shaken up between the United States and its partners. Mexico has been able to placate much of the conflict over the latest demands of the American president and […] The post Tactics Over Ideology in International Negotiations appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs. […]

  • Is Putin a Fascist?
    by FPA Administrator on June 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    What He Doesn’t Want Us to Know About the “Great Patriotic War“ Avoidance, lies and accusations–somersaulting history–have undergirded Moscow’s aggression for centuries. Western ignorance, naivete and credulity have multiplied that asset, allowing  Russia to enrich the former to weapons grade. In Nezavisimaya newspaper earlier this year, Putin advisor Vladislav Surkov wrote expansively of Russia’s […]

  • Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
    by Mustafa Izzuddin on June 18, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    One year on since the 2018 electoral victory, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan government, led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has kept the main thrust of foreign policy of past governments of the Barisan Nasional. But slight readjustments have been made to reorient Malaysia’s foreign policy to the center, enabling Pakatan to strive for more balance […] The post Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act appeared first on […]

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